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Jul 2012Present

RDAEF

Dale Trudeau, DDS., Thomas Fitzpatrick, DDS.,  Gary Sigafoos, DDS

General Dentistry Practice with 3 doctors.  Specializing in family dentistry.  6 Operatories, 4 Hygenists, 2 Front Office and 3 Assistants,

I am currently working full time in this office ( 35 hours per week).  This is a wonderful office with great doctors and staff.  We specialize in all areas of dentistry including Invisalign.  Cosmetics dentistry was Dr. Trudeaus  extraordinary talent.  His complex veneer cases were among the best I had ever seen.  He truly excels in this area.  

Dr. Fitzpatrick is the associate in the office and is an expert in all areas of general dentistry.  He is the dentist in our office that performs all the extractions and RCTs that our patients need along with regular fillings etc.

Dr. Sigafoos is our Periodontist that works in our office one or more days per month.  He performs Free gingival grafts, bone grafts, crown lengthening, etc.  He is an expert in his field and a delight to work with.

My duties included:

  • Direct Patient Care and Maintaining Patient Flow.
  • Room Set up
  • Sterilization and Infection Control
  • Charting
  • Impression taking, centric records and facebow
  • Retraction cord packing
  • Temporary fabrication for natural dentition and implants
  • Digital X-rays (PA's and Panorex) with the Dexis program
  • Denture/ Partial and Splint adjustments
  • Rubber Dam placement
  • Model pour up and trimming
  • Denture and partial repairs
  • Bleaching impressions and tray fabrication
  • Adjusting and Final Cementation of Crown and Bridge including Implant retained Prosthetics
  • Inventory Control and OSHA trained
  • Record Keeping
  • Skilled in front and back office
  • Knowledge with Dentrix Program
  • Back office team supervisor
Aug 1994Apr 2012

RDAEF

Gordon Gates, DDS MSD

Prosthodontic office with 5 Operatories, 1 Prosthodontists, 1 front office staff , 3 dental assistants and 1 hygienist.  The practice offers all types of crown, bridge and implant restorations, dentures, partials and fillings. We also work with many local Oral Surgeons and offer " All on 4 or 6"  immediate load same day fixed dentures.

This practice was extremely busy.  I felt very proud to have been a part of the team that assisted with such a highly respected dental professional as Dr. Gates.  I learned the most about implants at this office and the options patients have with them.  I really enjoy the patients especially.  Our patients are usually in full mouth reconstructions that cause them to be in our office multiple times before we complete the case.  Our patients become part of the family in a sense.  We know their life stories, the spouses and the kids.  We are involved in the day to day activities of their lives.  Its not unusual to get big hugs of gratitude from them when we complete their case and many times we change their lives with their new mouth.  I love that about my job.  I can't say enough good about Dr. Gates and the office I worked in and the fabulous people I worked with.  

Aug 1993Aug 1994

RDAEF

John Bishop DDS, Susan Takamoto DDS

General Dentistry office with 7 operatories, 2 General Dentists, 3 front office staff, 4-5 Assistants and 2 Hygienists.  Practice included all areas of dentistry.  Fast Paced.

This was my first experience working in a Colorado dental practice.  The doctors and staff were very friendly and warm.  I learned so much at this office about multi-tasking.  The whole team worked well together and our focus was customer service.  We pride ourselves in patient comfort and anxiety control.  The friendly atmosphere made everyone at ease right away.  

Jun 1992Aug 1993

RDAEF

Rachelle Chaikin, DDS

General Dentistry office with 4 Operatories, 1 Dentist,  2 front desk staff , 3 Dental Assistants and 2 Hygienists.

This was the most unique experience for me because it was the first time I had the opportunity to work with a female dentist.  Our patients enjoyed the gentle touch of a woman dentist and her very kind spirit.  I enjoyed learning her unique style and being part of such a special team of woman.

Nov 1984Jun 1992

RDAEF

Bruce Baumann, DDS

General Dentistry office with 7 Operatories, 3 General Dentists, 2 front desk staff, 4 Dental Assistants and 2 Hygienists. Practice offers fillings, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontal surgeries, extractions, dentures/partials, nightguards, crown and bridge, bleaching.  Fast paced office.

This office was a wonderful experience because we worked in all areas of dentistry.  I learned so much working with the various dentist associates.  Every dentist has their special technique and I was privileged to learn from some of the best in the business.  We worked very well together as a team, we became a tight knit group and still keep in touch after all these years.

Sep 1979Oct 1980

Dental Assistant

Frank Robinson, DDS
Aug 1994Jan 2009

Controller / Part time

McCarthy Homes Inc

My husband, Daniel McCarthy, and I started a custom home building company in Colorado.  We were a small company with 14 employees at our busiest years.  We also did custom home framing for our own homes and contracted out for other custom home builders.  I worked part time running the office along with working full time in the dental field.

What I really enjoyed about this position was the interaction with homeowners and helping them create the home of their dreams.  Seeing the home created from the design phase to the finished product was the most exciting challenge of running a company like this.  It was a wonderful experience.

Duties included:

  • Payroll
  • Bookkeeping, AR/AP
  • Banking and Insurance 
  • Filing/Typing
  • Computer knowledge with Word, Excel Spreadsheet, Quickbooks Pro and Quicken

Education

Feb 1989Apr 1989

Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF)

UCLA

Expanded education in:

  • Cord retraction
  • Final impression for cast restorations
  • Endodontic Cone fitting
  • Indirect patterns for endo post and core castings
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Impressions for space maintainers, orthodontic appliances and occlusal guards
Sep 1979Jun 1980

Dental Assisting

Vocational Technical School

Full time, honor roll, student in the Dental Assisting program.  First place award winner in Dental Assisting Contest for the New Jersey Association of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.

References

Dale Trudeau

Dr. Trudeau is my current employer.  Please do not contact him.  They are unaware that I am considering a job change.  Thank you for your respect in this matter.

Gordon Gates

Dr. Gates is my former employer. Feel free to contact him for a reference.  

Bruce Baumann

Dr. Baumann is a former employer.  Please feel free to contact him for a reference.

Rachelle Chaiken

Dr. Chaiken is a former employer.  Please feel free to call her for a reference.

Andrew Bock

Dr. Bock was an associate of Dr. Gates in the office that I am currently employed.  He has since opened his own private practice in Loveland, Colorado

Certifications

1989Present

Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Function (RDAEF) #AEF112

California Board of Dental Examiners

Personal Interests

My interests include hiking and biking. Church volunteer.

References

Some references are included on this resume but many more can be presented if necessary.

Additional Experience

Traveled to Belize with the Belize Dental Project in October 2011.  Met up with 48 other dental and medical professionals from all over the US.  Was part of the team for the first year of the fluoride study.  Our group administered fluoride on all ages of school children totaling 1250 school children.  2011 

Colorado Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic.  Volunteer Dental Assistant and Sterilization for Dental Clinic to assist low income patients.  2008, 2009

Denver Rescue Mission Dental Clinic.  Volunteer Dental Assistant for various Dentists that donated their time to help others. 1994-1998.

Dental Aid, Boulder Colorado.  Assist Hygienist and Dentist during their "free dental service for low income patients" day.  1994.

Eisenhower Memorial Hospital, Rancho Mirage, California.  Operating Room Clearance.

Assisted in O.R. for dental procedures performed under general anesthesia.  Specialized with patients with mental and physical handicaps. 1988-1990.

Objective

I have a strong background in all areas of dentistry.   My strongest assets are the following:

  • I love what I do.  Helping people is my passion.
  • Work very well in a team of professionals.
  • An extremely fast learner and I love a challenge.
  • Hard working and like to stay busy.
  • Very loyal to my employer, patients and staff. 
  • Work very well unsupervised and independently.
  • Very dependable, trustworthy, honest employee.
  • Great people skills with a great sense of humor.  
  • I consider myself to be a professional.

My objective is to become a valuable addition to your current dental staff , to be working with a great team and to learn all that I can from the professionals I work with.  I want to strive to increase the productivity of the practice and its continued success.

Certifications

RDAEF California #AEF112

X-Ray Certification

CPR  Certification

Hep. B Vaccine current

Infection Control/OSHA Training